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(Photo Credit: City Of Pittsburgh Bureau Of Police)

(Photo Credit: City Of Pittsburgh Bureau Of Police)

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NORTH SIDE (KDKA) – Police are investigating an attempted robbery at a Rite Aid on Pittsburgh’s North Side Sunday morning.

According to police, the incident happened at the store in the 600-block of East Ohio Street around 10:40 a.m.

A man entered the store and an employee observed him behind the counter trying to open a cash register. The suspect then ordered the employee to open the register, but fled on foot when he noticed the manager calling 911.

The store manager followed the suspect for a short distance as he fled toward Avery Street.

The suspect has been described as being an African-American man standing about 6-feet tall and weighing 275 to 300 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a black and grey jacket with “CE” on the left chest. He also had black pants, black mask and was wearing black and grey Jordan sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pittsburgh Robbery Squad at (412)-323-7151.

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